Vinyl Junkies Start Your Countdown: The Rega RP8 Turntables are Almost Here

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The release of the RP8 Turntables is an event worth celebrating, and one American company is doing just that. Online vinyl record and equipment distributor SoundStage Direct will be holding a listening party to celebrate the release of the RP8 on April 1st at their location in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The RP8 Turntable by Rega

We couldn’t be more excited to show off the new Rega RP8 at our store, and what better way than having a party? We decided to play the first Rolling Stones album for the kickoff because both Rega and the Stones are seasoned British institutions..."

The release of the RP8 Turntables is an event worth celebrating, and one American company is doing just that. Online vinyl record and equipment distributor SoundStage Direct will be holding a listening party to celebrate the release of the RP8 on April 1st at their location in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In honor of Rega’s 40 year anniversary, SoundStage Direct owner Seth Frank decided the first record played will be the Rolling Stones first record, aged 50 years itself. Frank was quoted on the event-

“We couldn’t be more excited to show off the new Rega RP8 at our store, and what better way than having a party? We decided to play the first Rolling Stones album for the kickoff because both Rega and the Stones are seasoned British institutions and they both deserve to be honored for their contributions to vinyl music.”

Rega Research Limited (or Rega as they’re commonly referred to) have taken another step towards the evolution of playing vinyl music with the announcement of their brand new Rega RP8 Turntables. The highly anticipated RP8 Turntable is the first of Rega’s new “skeletal” design, featuring a sleek minimalist body while still producing amazing levels of performance. The RP8 is truly a sight to behold- if you don’t know much about turntables than you might not even guess that it is one.

Rega founder Roy Gandy has always been a pioneer of turntable design- he started building audio equipment when he was young and used whatever he could get his hands on to create the best sound possible. Flash forward to present day, where the Rega RP8 represents the biggest step forward in Gandy’s turntable design philosophy.

Sitting low to the ground and resting on elevated plinths, the RP8 has a very smart and futuristic style that no one has ever seen in a consumer-friendly turntable. Combine that with electronically controlled low vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower mass higher stability tonearms and you’ve got a product that is truly the first of its kind. The RP8 will also be available with the Apheta moving coil cartridge, factory fitted as a package option.

Soundstage Direct is one a 3 authorized dealers for Rega in the United States. Vinyl collectors who have been using Rega Turntables for years always highly anticipate when a new model is released, but the RP8 seems to be drawing the biggest hype to date. SoundStage Direct is thrilled to have the product in their stores and promises that audio enthusiasts will be blown away by the RP8’s performance.

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